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Mel O'Drama Presents

Chicago Teen Edition

Performances on Saturday March 2nd and Sunday March 3rd. See the Upcoming Events page for details!

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About Us

My name is Melanie Grace Gillespie and I was born in Dublin Ireland. My dearly departed father was an entertainer in Ireland and he inspired my love for performance. I was taken along to watch him perform in many theatres and remember that euphoric feeling I felt as I watched excitedly from the wings. I started performing at an early age; singing, dancing and acting for anyone who'd watch! My friends today would tell you that I haven't changed much in that department 😉 My father later had the honor of performing on tour with Frank Sinatra and so we moved to the United States in 1994. Mel O’ Drama, a nickname my dad gave me as a youngster, was born as a drama school for children in 2011 and I can’t wait to introduce you to our ever-evolving programs!

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What Parents Say About us

Mel has been a trusted leader for my kids, particularly in these difficult Covid times! She and her team have kept a social, emotional outlet open for kids who desperately need it now more than ever and we will forever be thankful for that.

Amy, mother of 2 Mel O' Drama Students

My child asks me every single day of the week if TODAY if his Mel O' Drama Day LOL! Mel creates such a fun and safe environment for our kids and keep their imaginations alive! I have recommended this program to everyone I know with kids who would not only enjoy this class, but who need it for their emotional wellbeing! It's been a game-changer for us!

Steva, mother of a 5 yr old student